As a construction worker, your worksite has inherent dangers. Nearly 20% of on-the-job accidents occur at construction sites. And, ten percent of all construction site workers are injured on-the-job. So, it is important that you understand your rights and your employers obligation to provide a safe workplace. You should also know what to do if your employer is not living up to those obligations.
Under OSHA regulations, your employer must:
• Display in a prominent place the official OSHA poster that describes rights and responsibilities
As an employee, you have rights. You have the right to:
If you recognize a hazard in your workplace, you have the right to contact an OSHA area office or state office and file a written complaint. If OSHA determines that there is a possible safety violation, hazardous conditions, or a danger to workers, the office will conduct an inspection. If they conduct an inspection, the employees or employee union have the right to have an authorized employee representative accompany the OSHA compliance officer during the safety inspection. This representative must not be chosen by the employer.
After the inspection, the OSHA inspector will meet with the employer and employee representative to discuss any hazards found and how to address them.
If you sign and file a written complaint with OSHA, you have the right to have your name withheld from your employer. You also have the right to be free of any retaliation or discrimination from your employer as a result of filing an OSHA complaint.
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